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Girl Geek X Guidewire Dinner – August 1st in Foster City

Girl Geek X Guidewire Dinner

Join Girl Geek X Guidewire Dinner on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 in Foster City, California to learn about the disruption of insurance technology and how some of Guidewire’s female leaders built their careers on their own terms!

Did you know over 80% of people will use new insurance technology (insurtech) to purchase auto insurance or buy a car in the future?

Learn more about the transformation of insurance and the women leading the way, as well as how mentorship can make or break careers and what not to do in a presentation if you want people to take notice.

Network with us over wine and delicious food and grab some great Girl Geek X Guidewire swag! Get your ticket now for Girl Geek X Dinner!


6:00pm – 6:30pm: Networking, Food & Drinks
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Welcome & Panel Discussion Followed by Q&A
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Table Topics & Raffle Drawing

Girl Geek Panelist Bios:

Priscilla HungPriscilla Hung, Chief Operating Officer, Guidewire
Priscilla oversees Guidewire’s worldwide operations, including product development, corporate and product strategy, presales, product marketing, alliances, information systems technology and security, cloud operations, and customer support. Priscilla has extensive enterprise software experience at startups and public companies. Before joining Guidewire in 2005, she held several management positions at Ariba Inc., including Director of Operations and Director of Global Channels and Alliances. Previously, she held several channel, business development, and product marketing positions at Sun Microsystems, Uniface/Compuware, Pyramid/Siemens Nixdorf, and Oracle Corporation. Priscilla has an M.Eng Industrial Engineering and Operations Research degree from Cornell University and serves on the board of ContractRoom.

Priscilla Hung is a panelist at Guidewire Girl Geek X Dinner.

Eileen MaierEileen Maier, Chief Business Officer, Guidewire
Eileen has global responsibility for product-line business strategy, presales, product marketing, sales enablement, and value consulting as Chief Business Officer at Guidewire. Her teams are responsible for ensuring that Guidewire’s product lines are driven by market-informed, ambitious, multiyear strategies, and for providing the messaging, training, and demonstration systems needed for sales success. Previously, as Senior Vice President of Sales Consulting, Eileen built Guidewire’s industry-leading global presales teams that are responsible for engaging our customers through their product selection process. Before joining Guidewire, she held several positions in presales at PeopleSoft and Oracle, as well as a variety of underwriting and management positions at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Eileen holds a B.A. in English from Loyola University and an MBA from Suffolk University, Boston.

Eileen Maier is a panelist at Guidewire Girl Geek X Dinner.

Amy MollinAmy Mollin, VP of Product Management, Data & Analytics, Guidewire
Amy is responsible for data and analytics products, including Data Management, BI, and hosted analytics offerings. She’s been with Guidewire since 2010, where she started as the Director of Product Management. Before that, she held positions director and architect positions at Saba and IBM. Amy holds a B.S. in Mathematics from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.

Amy Mollin is a panelist at Guidewire Girl Geek X Dinner.

Roopal ShahRoopal Shah, VP of Go To Market Delivery, Guidewire
Roopal leads the Sales Enablement, Product Marketing, and Go To Market (GTM) Programs functions at Guidewire. The mission of this team (under the GTM Delivery umbrella) is to ensure GTM readiness by providing messaging, processes, and programs for internal and external audiences. She started as Product Marketing Manager almost 8 years ago, and has worked in a variety of roles on the GTM side with increasing accountability. Prior to joining Guidewire, she worked at Accenture and Blue Shield of California. Roopal has a Bachelors in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Roopal Shah is a panelist at Guidewire Girl Geek X Dinner.

About Guidewire:

We believe that P&C insurance plays a vital role in protecting people and business, and in enabling society to function. We specialize in serving P&C insurers exclusively, with a focused commitment that puts customer success above all else. Our core competency is software development. We hold ourselves accountable for ensuring that our customers have the right technology to execute on their promises to policyholders over the long term. We invest heavily in R&D to build a technology platform that combines three elements—core operations, data and analytics, and digital engagement—to enhance insurers’ ability to engage and empower their customers and employees. We serve a global community of insurers. As a result, we have the fortunate ability to facilitate the sharing of ideas within this community and to incorporate global insights into our platform.

Event Tickets & Details:

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Girl Geek X Quantcast Dinner – August 16th in San Francisco

Girl Geek X Quantcast Dinner

You are invited to join us at Quantcast for a Girl Geek X Dinner on Thursday, August 16th in San Francisco’s SOMA district! Women from Quantcast’s Engineering and Product teams will share their experiences In a series of lightning talks – on learning a new tech stack, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), navigating career as a shy engineer, and much more!

Get your ticket now for Girl Geek X Dinner!


6:00pm – 7:00pm: Networking, Food & Drinks!
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome & Quantcast Girl Geek Lightning Talks!
8:00pm – 9:00pm: More Networking!

Girl Geek Speaker Bios:

Dorothy TseDorothy Tse, VP of Product Management, Quantcast
Dorothy is the Vice President of Product at Quantcast. In her current role, Dorothy is responsible for scaling Quantcast’s product suite while developing new capabilities that drive value for customers. Dorothy most recently served as Head of Global Marketing Solutions Technology at Facebook where she led Product Management for global internal data products and internal CRM. Prior to Facebook, Tse spent time at Nielsen as SVP of Product Leadership responsible for their digital advertising measurement products and self service capabilities. She was previously Vice President of Product Management at advertising effectiveness company, Vizu which was acquired by Nielsen and led their acquisition activities. Dorothy holds a B.S. in International Business from the University of California, Davis.

Dorothy Tse to welcome and emcee the Girl Geek X Dinner

Disha GosaliaDisha Gosalia, VP of Service Operations & Support, Quantcast
Disha is the Vice President of Service Operations and Support at Quantcast. In her current role, Disha is responsible for leading Quantcast’s global customer service organization. Prior to joining Quantcast in 2018, Disha worked at General Electric where she was responsible for scaling up the global customer support & operations team for GE’s Industrial Internet and Big Data analytics platform. While at GE, Disha led a Devops transformation, to influence company-wide decisions that directly impacted customer outcomes and operational productivity. Prior to GE, she worked at CallidusCloud, where she helped build onshore & offshore support teams, establishing support processes and tools as well as customer account management & renewals. Disha holds a B.S. in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors with her husband and 2 kids.

Talk Topic: “How I Navigated My Career as a Shy Engineer” by Disha Gosalia

Somer SimpsonSomer Simpson, Head of Product Management – Measure, Quantcast
Somer has spent over 20 years in online media or media-related start-ups. She left a budding career in photojournalism to explore “this new web thing” in 1994 when she helped spearhead digital content for the Gainesville Sun, the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, and the Miami Herald. In 1999, she moved west to run product for Knight Ridder Digital, leading the team that built the company’s centralized content ingestion and publishing system. The platform, along with several other social-based innovations, enabled the team to publish before, during and after the storm when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 and took Knight-Ridder’s Biloxi paper offline. The combined print and online coverage won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism. After Knight-Ridder, she leads product teams and drove strategy at several companies, including Zvents and AT&T Interactive, eventually moving to Quantcast this year to help grow the Measure product for publishers.

Talk Topic: “How A Small Team Can Impact An Industry” by Somer Simpson

Esther HsuEsther Hsu, Staff Software Engineer, Quantcast
Esther is a Staff Software Engineer at Quantcast on the Targeting Product Engineering team. In her current role, Esther leads the development of Quantcast Advertise products and features. Since joining Quantcast in 2012, she has designed and built systems (machine learning pipelines, feedback control loops, and alerting systems) to optimize ad campaign performance and delivery. Esther holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.

Talk Topic: “Intro to Machine Learning at Quantcast” by Esther Hsu

Malvika MathurMalvika Mathur, Senior Software Engineer, Quantcast
Malvika is a Senior Software Engineer at Quantcast. In her current role, Malvika is a team lead for the Core Data Pipelines team as a part of the Data Platform team. Prior to joining Quantcast in 2017, Malvika was a Software Developer at Microsoft. Malvika holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Manipal Institute of Technology.

Talk Topic: “Transitioning from Corporation to Start-Up” by Malvika Mathur

Brittni GustafBrittni Gustaf, Senior Software Engineer, Quantcast
Brittni is a Senior Software Engineer at Quantcast. In her current role, Brittni is a full stack engineer, specializing in the front end, on the Audience Measurement Engineering team. Recently, she was pulled off her normal work to implement the front end and provide JavaScript expertise for QC Choice, Quantcast’s consent solution for GDPR. Prior to joining Quantcast in 2014, Brittni was an Instructional Assistant at the University of Michigan. Brittni holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. In her free time, she enjoys surfing, hiking, gaming, and building websites.

Talk Topic: “Hacking the Customer Experience” by Brittni Gustaf

About Quantcast:

As a global leader in Artificial Intelligence technology, Quantcast is using machine learning to drive human learning to help brands grow in the AI-era. Founded in 2006, Quantcast is the real-time pulse of the Internet helping marketers and publishers understand their audiences through 1st party direct measurement. With the largest AI-driven audience insights platform measuring over 150 million web destinations, Quantcast’s predictive analytics powers insights, targeting and measurement solutions for marketers, agencies, consultancies and publishers worldwide. Headquartered in San Francisco, Quantcast employs more than 800 employees in 22 offices across 10 countries.

Event Tickets & Details:

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Girl Geek X SiFive Dinner – July 25th in San Mateo

Girl Geek X SiFive Dinner

You are invited to a Girl Geek X SiFive Dinner on Wednesday, July 25 in San Mateo – an exciting evening of networking, delicious food & drink, & discussions around the new possibilities of a smarter, more connected world!

SiFive is at the forefront of the RISC-V Revolution and on a mission to empower the world’s entrepreneurs and their ideas. We do this by providing an entirely new way to design chips and by providing tools, platforms, and an ecosystem that dramatically reduces prototyping costs. Get your ticket now for Girl Geek X Dinner!


6:00pm – 7:00pm: Check-in, Networking with Appetizers & Cocktails
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome, Lightning Talks & Fireside Chats, Followed by Q&A
8:00pm – 9:00pm: More Networking, Group Discussions & Standup Sessions

About SiFive:

SiFive was founded by the inventors of the RISC-V ISA, a breakthrough computer architecture that is enabling the democratization of silicon and silicon design. The world is seeing a massive surge in demand for custom chips for IoT, Edge, and AI/ML applications.

Girl Geek Speaker Bios:

Megan WachsMegan Wachs, Senior ASIC Design Engineer, SiFive
Megan is an ASIC Design Engineer at SiFive, the company founded by the inventors of the free and open RISC-V ISA, and chair of the RISC-V Debug Task Group. At SiFive, Megan is the platform lead for the Freedom Everywhere Platform, and has authored open source RTL for the industry’s first RISC-V silicon, as well as contributed to hardware and software development for the HiFive1 Arduino-compatible RISC-V development kit. Prior to SiFive, Megan served in engineering roles in Rambus’ Cryptography Research Division. Megan earned her Ph.D. and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and an undergraduate degree in engineering from Brown University.

Talk Topic: “The RISC-V Revolution” by Megan Wachs
The software world has embraced concepts that have increased the productivity of teams of all sizes: using Free & Open technology, spinnimg up quickly on the cloud with limited infrastructure, and leveraging reusable libraries vs starting from scratch. The ASIC (silicon chip) design world hasn’t caught up. SiFive focuses on bridging the gap, to enable a team of hackers in a garage to dream big and prototype quickly. This talk dives into a little about what that means to me as a SiFive engineer.

Huma AbidiHuma Abidi, Director of Engineering, Artificial Intelligence Product Group, Intel
Huma is the engineering director of the Artificial Intelligence Product Group at Intel, where she is responsible for deep learning framework software optimization for Intel Xeon processors. Huma joined Intel as software engineer and has since worked in a variety of engineering, validation, and management roles in the area of compilers, binary translation, and machine learning and deep learning. She received the Intel Achievement Award for her work in the Software and Services Group and was twice recognized with the Intel Software Quality award. She is passionate about women’s education and serves on the board of directors at ROSHNI, a philanthropic organization that educates and supports underprivileged girls in India. Huma holds a BS in pre-med and chemistry and an MS in computer science from the University of Massachusetts.

Talk Topic: “An Overview of Machine Learning / Deep Learning” by Huma Abidi
Huma will present an overview of her work on machine and deep learning. She will cover Intel’s portfolio in this space, which includes TensorFlow and other other flexible, open-source AI frameworks.

Amy LindburgAmy Lindburg, Product Manager – Silicon SaaS Platform, SiFive
Amy is the Product Manager for the Silicon SaaS Platform at SiFive, which will deliver a revolutionary design experience that makes designing a custom SoC as easy as ordering a pizza. Amy started her career at Bell Labs, where she was a designer of the full-custom analog chip that became the founding technology of Resound, Inc. She went on to design a chip for the Macintosh Quadra and the motherboard for the Powerbook Duo computer at Apple. Stints at General Magic (see the trailer for the upcoming movie), Violet (early e-commerce), Home (three kids for 10+ years), Adobe (flash virtual machine), and Docker (container technology, DevOps) have provided Amy with the critical depth/breadth to be effective in her current “dream” job at SiFive. Amy has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.

Talk Topic: “Making Hard Things Simple” by Amy Lindburg

Event Tickets & Details:

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Girl Geek X LinkedIn Dinner – July 18th in Mountain View

Girl Geek X LinkedIn Dinner

Join fellow girl geeks at Linkedin Girl Geek X Dinner on Wednesday, July 18th in Mountain View, California – to learn from LinkedIn girl geeks giving talks about bias in machine learning, UX research and protecting member privacy.

There will also be a panel where LinkedIn leaders share their daily routine (eg. challenges, success, productivity) and give career advice.

Network with other girl geeks! Plus, enjoy a delicious dinner and great LinkedIn swag! Get your ticket now for Girl Geek X Dinner!


5:30pm – 6:30pm: Networking & Dinner
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Talks & Panel
7:30pm – 8:00pm: More Networking

Girl Geek Panelist Bios:

Jenie GaoJenie Gao, Director of Engineering, LinkedIn
Jenie is currently a Director of Engineering at LinkedIn. During her seven year(+) tenure with the company, she has risen through the ranks from a senior software engineer in LinkedIn Flagship product development focused on projects that help drive site growth, user engagement and content creation to now leading a team of engineers developing the company’s presentation infrastructure. Prior to working at LinkedIn, Jenie worked at Google, startups and IBM, so she’s very familiar with what is takes to succeed at fast-paced technology companies in Silicon Valley. With a data and backend engineering background from her time both at LinkedIn and Google, Jenie understands that technology enables and transforms businesses. She believes people and culture are fundamental building blocks of great technologies, and ultimately, code is written to benefit human lives. It’s Jenie’s goal to undo technology isolation and utilize technology to strengthen our notion of society, enhance our connections to others and help each other. It’s her passion to help others reach their goal and progress in their careers. She strives to build trust and enable people to take risks to reach their potential. Follow her on Twitter at @jenie_gao.

Jenie Gao is a panelist at LinkedIn Girl Geek X Dinner.

Shalini AgarwalShalini Agarwal, Director of Engineering, LinkedIn
Shalini is Director of Engineering at LinkedIn, responsible for core experience of Sales Solutions enterprise product. Before building experiences to make Sales professional successful, she was responsible for delivering scalable Data Applications. This included Reporting, Experimentation platform enabling A/B tests across all LinkedIn products, Tracking, Data Quality, Wherehows a metadata management system, and delivery of insights for multiple business units across LinkedIn teams. She also led Search Applications team, built search experiences across mobile and desktop at LinkedIn. She brings 15+ years of software engineering experience along with management of teams across continents, shape organization alongside executives and delivery of top line results. Shalini spent nearly a decade at eBay, buyer experience and transforming her career from individual contributor towards management. She has worked at multiple startups and contributed to large corporations. Her passion lies in building great software, business applications and empowering women.

Shalini Agarwal is a panelist at LinkedIn Girl Geek X Dinner.

Suja ViswesanSuja Viswesan, Director of Engineering, LinkedIn
Suja is an Engineering Director who heads the Analytics Applications and Platform Org, which is responsible for LinkedIn’s MetaData Platform, A/B testing platform, tracking and many marketing/sales applications that are used to make key business decisions at LinkedIn. Prior to that, she led the Big Data Platform organization at LinkedIn. This platform powers products like ‘People You May Know’, Feed relevance, etc. Some of the open source contributions from the team include, WhereHows, Gobblin, Azkaban, Dr.Elephant. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Suja led BigInsights Hadoop team, Database teams at IBM. Suja is very passionate about Women in tech and has participated in various panels/talks at Strata Data, DataWorks summit, Girls Scout, Girls Who Code, LeanIn, and Universities. She leads the West Coast Networking chapter of Women In Big Data and is a board member of Pratham USA, an educational charity institution. Follow her on Twitter at @sujaviswesan.

Suja Viswesan is a panelist at LinkedIn Girl Geek X Dinner.

Nadia FawazNadia Fawaz, Staff Software Engineer in Machine Learning / Data Mining, LinkedIn
Nadia is a Staff Software Engineer in Machine Learning/Data Mining at LinkedIn. She is tech lead for the job recommendation team. Her research and engineering interests include machine learning for personalization, fairness and data privacy. Her work leverages techniques from AI including deep learning, information theory, random matrix theory, statistics and privacy theory, and aims at bridging theory and practice. She was a winner of the ACM RecSyS challenge on Context-Aware Movie Recommendations CAMRa2011. From 2011 to 2016, she was a principal research scientist at Technicolor research, CA. From 2009 to 2011, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Research Laboratory of Electronics. She received her Ph.D. in 2008 and her Diplome d’ingenieur (M.Sc.) in 2005 in electrical engineering, from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Paris and EURECOM, France. She is a Member of IEEE and ACM.

Talk Topic: “Recommending Dream Jobs in a Biased Real World” by Nadia Fawaz
Machine learning models learn what we teach them to learn. Recommender systems trained on biased data may reflect the bias. Reducing biases, from societal bias e.g. professional gender gap, to bias introduced by data collection or modeling, is crucial to successfully recommending dream jobs while being true to LinkedIn vision: To create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce.

Renee ReidRenee Reid, Senior UX Design Researcher, LinkedIn
Renee is a Senior UX Design Researcher at LinkedIn with over 15 years of professional experience with Fortune 500 companies in various roles including Project Management, Sales, Customer Experience and User Experience. She currently leads research on the Search. Navigation, Trust and Privacy member experiences including the highly regarded GDPR compliance. Renee is Professional Mentor with TechWomen, an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, providing access and opportunity to Emerging Leaders (ELs) in Africa, Central and South Asia, as well as the Middle East. In addition, she is a registered Everwise mentor, an online mentoring platform where she provides development and mentorship to women in UX.

Talk Topic: “UX Research & Collaboration: Designing for Data Privacy” by Renee Reid
This talk highlights the importance of cross team collaboration during the UX Research and Design process and how designing for data privacy benefits from it.

Nina MushianaNina Mushiana, Senior Site Reliability Engineering Manager, LinkedIn
Nina is a Senior Site Reliability Engineering Manager at LinkedIn overseeing Site Operations, Disaster Recovery, Incident Response & Visibility Engineering teams. She has extensive experience in leading operations teams at large companies including LinkedIn and Yahoo over the past 7 years. Nina has been in the IT industry for the past 15 years having graduated Maharshi Dayanand Sarswati University with B.S. in Botony, Zoology and Chemistry. Follow her on Twitter at @n1nam.

Nina Mushiana is a panelist at LinkedIn Girl Geek X Dinner.

About LinkedIn:

Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 562+ million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions, and Premium Subscriptions products. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.

Event Tickets & Details:

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Girl Geek X Instrumental Dinner – July 11th in Palo Alto

Girl Geek X Instrumental Dinner

Come join the women of Instrumental on Wednesday, July 11 for an evening of food, drinks, networking, and discussion for a Girl Geek X Dinner at StartX in Palo Alto! The theme is “Sexy Problems in Unsexy Industries: Manufacturing Edition”.

Manufacturing is not only for hardware engineers – there’s a lot of opportunity in this space for people with all sorts of backgrounds! Instrumental girl geeks will discuss the challenges of creating a market in a giant space without incumbents, building a machine learning dataset from zero, and getting all of the pieces to work together. Join the women of Instrumental at StartX Palo Alto to learn more about this unseen world that affects our lives every day. Get your ticket now for Girl Geek X Dinner!


6:30pm – 7:00pm: Check-in, Networking & Dinner
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome & Panel Discussion
8:00pm – 9:00pm: More Networking & Mingling

About Instrumental:

Instrumental was founded by two ex-Apple mechanical engineers who know firsthand how difficult it is to develop and build high quality products on time. Small, unexpected defects result in delayed product launches, lost revenues, and brand damage for even the most admired hardware companies. Current quality inspection and failure analysis techniques are labor-intensive and bombard engineers with data that isn’t concise enough to be used efficiently. Iteration is inhibited, even when engineers think they’re working quickly. At Instrumental, we have a vision of machine-centric manufacturing that allows engineers and operators to do more meaningful work and build high quality products faster than ever.

Girl Geek Speaker Bios:

Anna-Katrina ShedletskyAnna-Katrina Shedletsky, Founder & CEO, Instrumental
Anna-Katrina is the CEO and founder of Instrumental, a manufacturing data company that uses machine learning to find anomalies on consumer electronics assembly lines. She has two degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and went on to work as a Product Design Engineer at Apple. During her six years there, she designed mechanical components for three iPods and led system product design for the Apple Watch Series 1. After spending over 300 days in China finding and fixing issues on manufacturing lines, she started Instrumental to build an intelligent quality system to modernize manufacturing. Instrumental customers range from startups to Fortune 500s and span consumer electronics, apparel, and more. Follow her on Twitter at @anna_shedletsky.

Simon KozlovSimon Kozlov, Machine Learning, Instrumental
Simon is a Machine Learning Engineer at Instrumental focusing on applying deep learning techniques to the manufacturing space. Prior to Instrumental, he was part of the machine learning team at Dropbox. Before that, he helped make deep learning possible by giving a reason for GPUs to exist – in other words, worked on games and real-time rendering. Follow him on Twitter at @sim0nsays.

Stella MashkevitchStella Mashkevitch, Senior Software Engineer, Instrumental
Stella is a Senior Software Engineer at Instrumental. Stella has more than 15 years of experience in Software Development. She worked on many different project in many different industries. She is a Meetup coordinator and member of Training Committee of Women In Big Data Forum. Stella holds a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Ukraine.

Shilpi KumarShilpi Kumar, Head of Technology Commercialization, Instrumental
Shilpi works with core technology startups and is currently the Head of Technology Commercialization at Instrumental. She thrives on mission-driven teams that are tackling big messy problems. She holds a degree from Duke University, was the Head of Product Commercialization at Filament, and worked in venture capital as an Analyst with First Round. Her interests include: open data projects, public service design, renewable infrastructure and financing, decentralized systems theory, and basic income/asset models. Follow her on Twitter at @_shilpikumar.

Perry ConeybeerPerry Coneybeer, Marketing, Instrumental
Perry is a Product Marketing Intern at Instrumental, leading marketing efforts across a variety of channels to clearly message our system in an opaque industry. After taking a year off from school to work in tech, she’ll be a sophomore this fall at Vanderbilt University, studying Communication of Science and Technology. Follow her on Twitter at @perryconeybeer.

Janzel ManalansanJanzel Manalansan, Executive Assistant, Instrumental
Janzel is an experienced Executive Assistant who is new to the tech scene. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Davis in Political Science-Public Service and has spent her career primarily in the legal field. Her pivot to tech was largely inspired by the opportunity to work with Instrumental’s CEO Anna-Katrina Shedletsky. Women in Silicon Valley are rarely in leadership positions and Janzel brought her talent to support Instrumental’s founder Anna for this exact reason. Janzel also supports Anna’s Women In Stem Mentorship program for UC Berkeley, Stanford University and SJSU students in her free time.

Event Tickets & Details:

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